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Developing students academic skills

1-2-1 Appointments

Student appointments with a member of the Library Learning and Teaching Team are available Monday - Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. These can take place at any one of the three campus libraries, or online via Skype. Details of students attendance at appointments are recorded on the NTU Student Dashboard, additionally you can refer your students directly via, or through NTU Student Dashboard using the Notes tool.


We provide a wide range of bookable workshops for students, covering many different topics including referencing, subject resources, academic writing and maths.  Workshops run throughout the academic year at City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses, and aim to make students study and work more effectively.  To see what's currently running, check our online booking system.  If you have any suggestions for potential workshops that we can run, please let us know.

Embedded teaching

NTU Libraries provides tailored lectures, tutorials and workshops to your students on any aspect of the following:

  • Finding appropriate subject related information
  • Referencing and plagiarism, including RefWorks and Turnitin
  • Study skills, such as time management and critical thinking
  • Academic writing, including structuring an essay
  • Maths and stats, including averages, algebra Excel, SPSS, and Minitab

Examples of embedded sessions from 2018/19:

  • Conducting a literature review - MSc Molecular Microbiology
  • Conclusions, limitations, recommendations - MA/MSc Creative Technologies
  • Delivering effective presentations - Nottingham Business School ReDiscover Week
  • Preparing an academic essay in Spanish - BA Joint Honours with Spanish
  • Reference your way to exceptional academic writing - PGCE SCITT
  • Reflective writing - BA Broadcast Journalism
  • Report writing - BSc Physics

Contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.

We had some great news at the beginning of the week that our progression rates for level 4 have improved by a significant amount. I am sure that these embedded sessions have been one factor that has led to this improvement.

BSc Computing and Technology

Online Guides and Tutorials

The Library Learning and Teaching Team create and curate online guides, tutorials and quizzes for NOW Help and the Skills for Success websites, for example:

Contact us to discuss any ideas you have for new tools we can create.

Still need help?

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